Snow in Seattle? That's a maybe. No worries, though -- we've got plenty of suggestions for where to find the white stuff (and what to do once you're there). Snowshoeing! Tubing! Trips! Cool deals! Read on.
And psst...do you have any favorite snow fun tips to share? (Places to play, great deals on gear, you name it!) Leave them in comments!
Ski resorts! Check out our Directory for great local skiing:
Stuck in town?
If -- by some miracle -- we do get snow in the lowlands, check out our suggestions for making the most of a snow day.
Gearing up and getting down
Before venturing out, read avid skier Tracy Romoser's guide to gear -- and tips on making the most of a ski lesson.
Deals and steals
- Stevens Pass offers full- and half-day packages for kids that include gear rental, lessons and an all-day, all-mountain lift ticket. For $82-$102, it's a bargain when you compare it against the cost of buying each item separately.
- At Snoqualmie Pass, kids can get a full-day lesson, lift, rental and lunch for $89 (buy online for a $10 price break).
- Sweet deal north of the 'Ham! Fifth graders get a free lift ticket at Mt. Baker with purchase of an adult ticket.
- Spend a few hours tubing at Snoqualmie Pass!
- Tons of snow at Mt. Rainier National Park -- perfecto conditions for hanging out at the groomed snow play area.
- Snowshoe with the kiddos! (Plenty of great info for striking out on your own -- or check out REI's family snowshoe classes.)
Cool family trips